[ blath-er ]
/ ˈblæð ər /


foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.

verb (used with or without object)

to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche.
Also blether.

Origin of blather

Middle English; Old Norse blathra to chatter, blabber

Related forms

blath·er·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blathering


Scot blether

/ (ˈblæðə) /


(intr) to speak foolishly


foolish talk; nonsense
a person who blathers

Word Origin for blather

C15: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense
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